Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Star Wars The Force Awakens Makeup Line By Covergirl


Thanks to the website, Rebel Scum, I have learned that Covergirl is launching a Star Wars: The Force Awakens make up line to debut in the Fall of 2015!!!


With makeup looks created by Pat McGrath, the line will include limited edition items from mascara to lip gloss to nail polish in "Light Within" or "Dark Side" options..  While at first look the shades don't seem that ground breaking, I'm just excited by the fact that Star Wars is becoming more mainstream! 


Pat McGrath has some fun names for the makeup looks she has created.  The Dark Side has "Apprentice", "Storm Trooper" and "Chrome". While The Light Within has "Nomad", "Droid" and "Sage".  




Obviously Chrome refers to Captain Phasma the Chrome Storm Trooper shown in some of the trailers. I want to do a cosplay of this chrome trooper sooo bad!


This is not the first time that Star Wars has had a makeup tie in.  When Star Wars: The Phantom Menace was released in 1999, Yves Saint Laurent came out with a Star Wars Makeup line, shown here:


My own photograph from Star Wars Celebration VI


But let's face it. Covergirl is far more accessible than YSL and less expensive. More items, more available, less expensive. It's a win-win!


I see a note on the top of some of the mascara tube packaging that says "Collect all 10". I'm not anti mascara, but if that is the case, and it is mascara, that's overkill. No one needs 10 Mascaras at one time and it's not like they have a long shelf life. I hope I am mistaken and it's nail polish or eyeshadow or something.


It also looks like some items have iconic quotes from past and present (i.e. future) Star Wars, such as "You're my only hope," "Feel the good in you" and "Do or do not, there is no try,". And newer quotes from the upcoming Star Wars: The Force Awakens, like "There has been an awakening," "Immune to the Light," and "I will finish what you started." Very cute indeed!


I'm excited about this new launch. Will I buy makeup JUST BECAUSE it has "Star Wars" on the packaging?  YOU KNOW I DAMN WELL WILL!  Duh!  What about you?  Will the "Star Wars" label entice you or will you need to really love the color or product to actually purchase?

...and yes I checked. As of 06/16/2015 the covergirl.com/starwars URL is not working.


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